Lima Sands Rising Suns geared to play competitive hardball cricket
Secretary of the Lima Sands Rising Suns, Mavis Ferreira, is convinced her female cricket team is prepared to play hardball cricket competitively whenever the occasion arises.
The Lima Sands Rising Suns is an emerging female cricket team, operating in the remote Lima Sands. The area is some seven miles from the township of Anna Regina.
The female team, comprised of young women, some who attend school, have competed competitively with other female teams, in especially Amerindian Communities, in Mainstay, Capoey and Tapakuma for the past four years throughout the Essequibo Coast and are the recipient of numerous trophies as they continue to maintain winning.
Ferreira explained that while the team continues to exhibit the zeal to currently emerge into hardball cricket matches, she informed that they started out by playing circle tennis. But as the young women talents began to blossom, the game shifted to cricket.
The Secretary said while the team is still vying for a manager and sponsors, funds to offset their traveling expenses are undertaken through fund raising activities by them.
The Lima Sands Rising Sun will play competitive matches against two female teams from Charity on Saturday 15 next at Lima Sands.
For that upcoming match on Saturday, Sheneigh Calvan informed that businessman Nizam Barakat has contributed the uniforms for the team.
The team members comprise of Onika Williams (Captain), Alesha Gouviea, Sheneigh Calvan, Zeneal Joseph, Nekisha Gouviea, Desiree Marcus, Fiona Hendricks, Akeena Adams, Mayfield George, Mavis Ferreira, Rheena Marcus and Melisa Ferguson. (Yannason Duncan)